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Government

  • County could take over Rescue

    The latest proposal to solve the issue of funding Rescue services has the county taking over its operation.

    City and County officials will discuss a proposal created by City Attorney John Miller that calls for the city to transfer operation of Rescue to the county - with the stipulation that if Council members don't like how magistrates operate the service, it can be transferred back.

  • Magisterial districts could change

    Magisterial districts could soon change, after Census results revealed that the Taylor County population is growing.

    District boundaries will be examined next month, Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told Fiscal Court members at its regular meeting last Tuesday, based on data from the 2010 Census.

    Taylor County was home to 24,512 people on April 1, 2010, according to 2010 Census figures, which is a gain of 1,585 from the 2000 Census.

    Rogers said three residents will need to serve on a re-districting committee.

  • City says no to county offer

    Campbellsville City Council members have rejected magistrates' offer to take over Rescue or E-911 services, a move that leaves discussions open.

    The Council's action took place at a special meeting Thursday night. The vote was 9-3 with Councilmen Mike Hall Jr., Jimmy Ewing and Greg Rice voting no.

  • Fiscal Court calls checkmate

    It's the City Council's move.

    Magistrates have offered to take over operation of either Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue or Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911.

    For more than a month now, Campbellsville City Council and Taylor Fiscal Court have made repeated motions regarding rescue and E-911 funding.

    At Tuesday's regular Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates made the latest move by saying they believe the best solution is for each entity to be responsible for one of the services and for the two to stop sharing money.

  • Special session ends on sour note

    The special session of the 2011 general assembly ended Wednesday on a sour note, with senators casting a symbolic vote signifying their displeasure with Gov. Steve Beshear's numerous vetoes of House Bill 1 provisions.

    "We wanted to be able to override the governor's vetoes," says 14th District Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

    But House lawmakers didn't return to Frankfort, and it takes both chambers to override a veto.

  • MAYOR: In his own words

     

    Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young says there are only two options to solving the issue of funding for rescue and E-911 services.

    In a statement released Friday, Young stated that one of those options is for the city to continue operating Rescue and E-911, with financial support from the county.

    "I propose the county's support of Rescue to be $450,000. The current city budget would have to be reduced by $200,000," he wrote. "I will take that responsibility and allow that financial relief be given to the county."

  • UPDATE: Council weighs in on Rescue, E-911 issues

    An ambulance tax. A decreased contribution from the county. Merged government. All were options discussed at Monday night's regular City Council meeting as Council members took up the ongoing issue of funding for Rescue and E-911.

    Councilman Randy Herron, who is on a joint city/county committee to discuss Rescue and E-911, gave a brief recap of last week's committee meeting.

    Herron said five options surfaced at the meeting. Those options are:

  • Magistrates counter City offer

    Magistrates have proposed that the County take over operation of local E-911 service and the City of Campbellsville operate countywide rescue services.

    Taylor Fiscal Court met Monday night to discuss its response to a letter from Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young asking that the County renew its two-year agreement to pay $650,000 a year to the City for operating Rescue and E-911.

  • County votes to take over E-911 and let City handle Rescue

    Magistrates voted Monday night to have the County take over E-911 service and have the City provide Rescue services for the entire county.

    However, the City hasn’t yet offered to do that. In fact, just last week the City sent a letter to the County asking to extend the agreement that has the City handling all Rescue services and the County providing $650,000 toward that.

    Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers said if the City responds by offering to let the County operate both Rescue and E-911, the County would accept.

  • Magistrates continue work on 2011-2012 County budget

     

    Magistrates are in the process of finalizing the County's budget for the next fiscal year but have yet to make a decision on whether they will pay the City to operate countywide emergency services.

    Taylor Fiscal Court's Budgets, Audits and Personnel Committee met Monday night to continue its discussion of the 2011-2012 County budget.